Missouri State Fair to proceed as scheduled


Despite several State Fair cancelations in recent weeks, Missouri says its event will be on as scheduled.

The State Fair is under the Department of Agriculture in Missouri, so the decision is made by the Governor, and Governor Mike Parson said the fair will happen.

According to State Fair Director Mark Wolfe, the passions for agriculture made weighed into the Governor’s decision.

In Missouri, the State Fair is under the purview of the Department of Agriculture, putting the go or no-go decision in the hands of Governor Mike Parson. Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe told Farm Journal Live that the hard work of 4-H exhibiters played heavily into the governor’s decision to move forward with the fair.

“We’re an agricultural state, these kids are the future of agriculture,” he told Farm Journal Live Live. “They’ve worked hard all spring to get ready to show their livestock and do those things and the projects that they’ve worked on, and so we want to give them every opportunity to come out here and exhibit and show what they’ve done. But first and foremost, we want to do it as safely as we possibly can.”

Wolfe says they are still looking at safety protocols and whether or not masks will be required. All concerts have already been canceled. Wolfe

The Fair will run Aug. 13-23. You can find more information here.